But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:00

Exodus 30; John 9; Proverbs 6; Galatians 5

Exodus 30; John 9; Proverbs 6; Galatians 5

AS THE FEEDING OF THE FIVE THOUSAND precipitates the bread of life discourse, so Jesus’ healing of the congenitally blind man in John 9 precipitates some briefer comments on the nature of spiritual blindness and sight.

Some of the authorities were...

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Written by Don Carson
Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:00

Divine Power, Divine Nature

“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:00

God's Problem Is a Lack of Evidence Featured

If God really exists, why doesn’t He show Himself in some dramatic, undeniable way?

That question was posited not long ago in a Washington Post opinion article headlined “Where is God?” And it accurately reflects the widespread sentiment of an unbelieving world.

Wondering aloud...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Sunday, 18 March 2018 17:15

It Takes a Church To Raise Your Child


You’ve probably heard it said that it takes a village to raise a child. Parenting is so difficult, so complex, so relentless, that it is more than any two people can successfully handle. Children thrive under the responsibility of loving parents but also under the watchful eye of a caring...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 18 March 2018 17:00

Love Is Not God: A. W. Tozer on How Equating Love with God Is a Major Mistake


A.W. Tozer has had a great impact on my life. His book The Knowledge of the Holy, which profoundly influenced me when I came to Christ as a teenager, is a classic that I think people today need to read.

In the book, Tozer spoke of the attributes of God. He wrote, “What comes into our...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Sunday, 18 March 2018 17:00

A La Carte (March 19)


Today’s Kindle deals include quite a selection of books, many of them related to Good Friday or Easter.

(Yesterday on the blog:  It Was Your Sin that Murdered Christ!)

How Do We Encourage Our Children to See The Church as Valuable?

Stephen Kneale writes, “We had an interesting, if...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 18 March 2018 17:00

‘The copy is the original’

John Meade, who is currently gallivanting around North Carolina, alerted me to an article over at aeonwhich is relevant to this blog. It is about the different conception of “original” and “copy” in China. I’m not sure what I think honestly, but I’ve ordered the...

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Written by Peter Gurry
Sunday, 18 March 2018 16:00

Why You Need an Untouchable Day (or Two) Every Week

In Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture I insist that pastors and other knowledge workers (including students) have to block out extensive periods of thinking/studying/writing time when they cannot be contactable.

This is not just to maximize productivity but also to...

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Written by David Murray
Sunday, 18 March 2018 16:00

Lost Time

imageSince I’ve lost time recovering from surgery this week, I’m not composing a “proper” blog post.  But since I do hate to let readers down, I’m offering a few words about lost time itself -- and about blogging.

About lost time.  When I grouch about time...

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Written by jbudziszewski
Sunday, 18 March 2018 15:30

Father and Son and a Usage Note

image When Jesus’ disciples asked him for instruction in prayer, he told them to begin, “Our Father in heaven.” As the Heidelberg Catechism points out (questions 120 and 121), there’s a tension built in to that opening gambit: “Father” indicates that God is like us in...

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Written by Fred Sanders
Sunday, 18 March 2018 15:15

How Not to Read the Parables


The parables Jesus tells in the four Gospels are peculiar kinds of stories that too many readers read very wrongly. It's important, then, to clear up some common misconceptions about these important stories. I want to share with you what the parables are, but first, it is helpful to establish what...

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Written by Jared C. Wilson
Sunday, 18 March 2018 15:11

Quandary ethics

Arminian theologian Roger Olson recently did a predictable post on "torture": 
1. Before getting to my main point, I'm going to comment on his arguments (such as they are):
Here, for purposes of this particular argument, I am...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 18 March 2018 15:05

March 19: Dr. William E. Hill, Jr.

Adistinguished Presbyterian minister appraises the care and use of Reformed distinctives—

The Faith in Perspective


The author served as pastor in the Presbyterian Church US and founder of the Presbyterian Evangelistic...

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Written by archivist
Sunday, 18 March 2018 15:05

Spiritual Help For People Who Lack Self-Awareness


I took one of those clickbait online quizzes the other day. I was preparing to preach to my church on spiritually-healthy self-awareness from Psalm 51:3 and perhaps, I thought, by taking the “Are You Emotionally Healthy?” online quiz I might gather a good joke or two. The quiz had me...

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Written by Cole Deike
Sunday, 18 March 2018 15:05

Links For The Church (3/19)


The Ministry of Advocacy

Ray Ortlund writes about advocacy as a form of mercy. We ought to look for those around us who are powerless or suffering, and see how we can advocate for them. 

Stop The Neglect: Vital Truths Churches Must Understand About Unmarried Christians

In this encouraging post,...

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Written by Staff
Sunday, 18 March 2018 15:00

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A Recipe for Self-Renewal Energy-management is more important than time-management

Did God Write the Story You Didn’t Want? “When my husband left our family nine years ago, my adolescent daughters and I were reeling. We never imagined we’d be a splintered family. All we knew...

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Written by David Murray
Sunday, 18 March 2018 15:00

A Wisdom Case for Total Abstinence from Alcohol in Modern Times


In my view, the Bible is just ambiguous enough on the topic of beverage alcohol to put the question in the category of matters of conscience. But matters of conscience are not matters to “leave alone;” they’re not excluded from the call to “consider one another in order to...

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Written by Aaron Blumer
Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:43

The Bible Train (Family Worship) 3.18-3.24

This week we will see the Lord instructing Moses to take a 2nd Census. The old generation has passed away and the people are preparing to take the land of promise. We will also see Moses address the Host of Israel as he prepares to pass leadership to Joshua. Sunday– Numbers 22:1-41...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:31


Sunday, 18 March 2018 12:33

Chemtrails in California – Why do People accept this as Normal?

From a clear blue sky to a sky full of chemtrails. How do they get away with it?    

Authors: Tony Koretz

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Written by Tony Koretz
Sunday, 18 March 2018 12:11

Holiness and Works

Text: Matthew 6:1-4 As chapter 6 opens, we see Jesus giving us instructions for our good works. The term in Hebrew is tzedakah, which literally means acts of righteousness. In this case, Jesus is speaking about our almsgiving, which by the time of NT Judaism was the meaning of Acts of Tzedakah....

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Written by Matt Sherro
Sunday, 18 March 2018 11:56

BTWN Episode 297 | “The Atheist Experience Experience” Featured

Len Pettis joins the BTWN for a BTWN version of the “Atheist Experience Experience”

Listen to the #116challenge episode – HERE
Check Out Everything Bible Thumping Wingnut – HERE
Support BTWN – HERE
Follow BTWN on Twitter – HERE
Like Our Facebook Page...

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Written by Tim Hurd
Sunday, 18 March 2018 11:36

Bible Study Helps: 1 2 Samuel Featured

In these historical books we learn about how the monarchy in Israel was established. Samuel first anointed Saul as king, and then David. Four main characters are featured in these two books, and a rough outline of the book, at least in terms of these major personalities, is as follows:

image1 Samuel 1-12...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Sunday, 18 March 2018 11:00

150+ Bob Jennings Sermons

imageThe following 150+ sermons were preached over the years, mostly at Highway M Chapel, where Bob was one of the pastors. He died of cancer in 2012 and went to be with Christ.

These sermons can also be listened to through our Mobile App (Apple / Android) under the tab Speakers ->...

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Written by Bob Jennings
Sunday, 18 March 2018 10:56

Christian News Weekly Recap March 12-17, 2018

Christian News Weekly Recap March 12-17, 2018 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday March 12, 2018 Judge Rules in Favor of Christian Couple Who Lost Foster Children for Refusing to Lie About Easter Bunny Unapologetic Christian Ben Carson...

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Written by Alesia Cengia
Sunday, 18 March 2018 10:42

19 Rules of Interpretation

Text: 2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.”

We actually dishonor the Holy Spirit when we are lazy in interpreting the Bible. Here are 19 rules of interpretation, that when...

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Written by John Samson
Sunday, 18 March 2018 09:14

Robbins on Romans: What are “The Things That are Made” in Romans 1:20?

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made.

Romans 1:20


If you’ve ever read a book or heard a lecture on Christian apologetics, there’s a good chance Romans 1:19-20 were brought up. Perhaps...

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Written by Steve Matthews
Sunday, 18 March 2018 09:00

St. Paul’s Romans 13: The Ruler and the Sword

There is a tendency in some circles to want to interpret a biblical passage in a way that is novel, or at least in a way “hidden” from casual view. There is something fine and delightful in noticing a meaning, on your own, that others had not told you already. There is something tempti...

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What's Wrong with the World
Sunday, 18 March 2018 08:19

"One Who Is to Be Ruler" -- Micah 5:1-7:20

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the Minor Prophets from the Book of Micah:  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Sunday, 18 March 2018 07:27

Why You Should Be Reading

I am probably preaching to the choir here, but here is another article touting the benefits of reading.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Sunday, 18 March 2018 06:18

Thoughts on Hebrews 3:7-4:11


Hebrews 3:7 – 4:11 (ESV)Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says,“Today, if you hear his voice,do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,on the day of testing in the wilderness,where your fathers put me to the testand saw my works for forty years.Therefore I was provoked with that...

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Written by theidolbabbler
Sunday, 18 March 2018 05:45

Marks of the True Christian Featured

by Mike Ratliff

9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Sunday, 18 March 2018 05:29

Whatever Y’all Do – Family and Labor (Colossians 3:18-4:1)

Sunday, 18 March 2018 04:25

Craig Keener on reading, writing, and biblical scholarship

Video interview, with a table of contents for the topics


  • [0:00]    Devotional reading habits
  • [0:34]    How he reads in preparation for his next book
  • [0:57]    How he...

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Written by Craig Keener
Sunday, 18 March 2018 03:29

Alistair Begg on Mark 10 – the answer to Paul Williams’ constant mis-use of this passage

This is an excellent example of how to witness to people; and also the answer to the way many Muslims abuse this passage, especially Paul Williams. (see below)


see discussion at Paul Williams’ blog.

See previous discussion about this passage and how Paul Williams’ abuses it.


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Written by Ken Temple
Sunday, 18 March 2018 03:05

Lesson 3: Bible Translation and Availability

The Bible provides us with helpful perspective about what to expect regarding the availability of Scripture throughout history through translations into other languages. Biblical (and Early Christian) Evidence for Translation Since people no longer speak biblical Hebrew and Greek, we rely upon...

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Written by TOvermiller
Sunday, 18 March 2018 03:00

Rachel Denhollander Calls Out Sovereign Grace Ministries for Sex Abuse Coverup on The Story with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum

Finally… … Continue reading

Authors: dee...

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Written by dee
Sunday, 18 March 2018 02:00

The Vine and the Branches

In John 15:1, we find Jesus walking through the streets of Jerusalem in the evening, joined by his eleven disciples (minus Judas Iscariot). They departed from the house where they had observed the Passover and made their way to the outskirts of the city where Jesus would spend time in prayer before...

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Written by TOvermiller
Sunday, 18 March 2018 00:28

“I think the Bible is true,” he says. “But I don’t know what that means.”

imageJordan Peterson is trying to make sense of the world — including his own strange journey | Toronto Star

“I think the Bible is true,” he says. “But I don’t know what that means. I don’t know how to reconcile it with the idea, for example, that the universe is 13...

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Written by dcsj
Sunday, 18 March 2018 00:00

Study: lack of secure attachment during early childhood harms children

imageMarriage and family

This is from the leftist Brookings Institute, a respected think tank

They write about a new study:

Attachment theory is founded on the idea that an infant’s early relationship with their caregiver is crucial for social and emotional development. It is an old theory, born...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 17 March 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

imageTell Me the Old, Old Story

Authors: EBenz...

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Written by EBenz
Saturday, 17 March 2018 21:00

Embrace Life's Repetitiveness

March 18, 2018 by: David Gibsonimage

You Are Not God

We spend our lives trying to escape the constraints of our created condition. Opening our eyes to this is a significant breakthrough. To be human is to be a creature, and to be a creature is to be finite. We are not God. We are not in control,...

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Written by David Gibson
Saturday, 17 March 2018 20:52

Cleaning the Outside of the Cup: A Christian Response to Social Issues

This week, Chris and Rich answer the question, should Christians seek to address moral issues of our day by trying to modify sinful behavior apart from the gospel?

The post Cleaning the Outside of the Cup: A Christian Response to Social Issues appeared first on Slave to the King.

Authors: Chris...

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Written by Chris Hohnholz
Saturday, 17 March 2018 20:05

How to Teach the Bible: Two Part Audio Messages


Since it is Sunday and most of the blog readers no doubt will be attending church I thought it would be helpful to have this post on how to teach the Bible.

This is applicable for preachers, Bible study leaders, Sunday school teachers, etc.  Even if some things might not apply to you there are...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 17 March 2018 20:00

Christ’s Death and Resurrection—the Most Important Events in History!


The most important events in all of history were the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. With Easter just around the corner, we specifically remember and celebrate these events (as we should all year). Our ministry has some powerful resources to equip you to defend the historical accuracy of...

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Written by Ken Ham
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